Thursday, May 20, 2010

Never going back again...

to my OB's office that is, and I couldn't be happier about it! I have my first appointment next week with a midwife but she suggested that I keep my already scheduled with my OB for this month.
When I went today I asked the doctor 4 questions about my ankles swelling, lots of pressure in my pelvic area, migraines, and numbness in my left leg. He instantly wrote me an RX for Norco (which is similar to Vicoden) without even talking things over with me, then moved the conversation quickly to how I should just get used to the numbness in my leg because it will only get worse once baby gets bigger. He then completely changed the subject and went about my normal visit. When I tried to ask again later about my ankles and pressure he acted like it was nothing and I was just being overreactive (great bedside manner huh?). When he did my abdominal exam he didn't say anything on whether or not my uterus was the right size or if the baby's hear rate was good until I asked. And I also had to bring up that I wanted to opt out of my quad screen because they told me they would be asking if I wanted it or not at this appointment, and he never brought it up.
Not that it matters because I have already made up my mind that I am so sick of that practice and some of the doctors in it that I'm never going back.... but they never even mentioned scheduling my anatomy scan. I am 19w5d now and I would think they would want to do it before when my next appointment would be at 23w5d. But who cares now right?
After you meet with the doctor at my practice you meet with a nutritionist and I have gotten along great with her so I talked to her about my plans to leave and told her about me appointment. She told me she could understand completely why I would want to leave and doesn't blame me one bit but is sad to see me leave because she thinks I'm a great person! (How nice is she?!) She also told me that she went to nursing school with the midwife that I'm meeting with and that I will love her!

I couldn't be happier that I made the decision to meet with and interview midwives to find someone who I feel more comfortable with and trust more, this visit definitely confirmed my feelings for me! Also for now I'm not filling that RX that he gave me. I'm just not sure I'm comfortable with taking that while I'm preggo!


  1. Hey girl! I got your blog from the bump & also read your post- horrible! Im glad your finding a new place!

  2. Thank you! I'm so anxious for my appointment Thursday with the midwife! I have such high hopes that this will be my solution! I've been reading your blog too since I saw the post the other day!